Your beautiful, new smile is designed to last a lifetime, with proper care and maintenance. How do you maintain your dental implants? It depends on how long you have had them. Right after surgery, implants require more attention from you and more frequent visits to the periodontist. As your mouth heals and adjusts, your dentist will not need to monitor your dental health as closely.
Post-Surgery Visits for Dental Implants
You can expect to visit the periodontist 10-14 days after surgery for dental implants in Leesburg, VA. If your implants, gum tissue and bone look healthy, your doctor may suggest a visit in another few weeks. If you notice signs of a complication or infection, be sure to contact your doctor immediately; do not wait for your scheduled appointment.
Maintenance Visits for Dental Implants
After the initial recovery period, when the dental implants have successfully integrated with the bone, your doctor may recommend dental health visits at the normal six month periods. Your new dental implants will require the same professional cleanings and exams that your natural teeth did. Take care to point out the location of your dental implants to any hygienists that are unfamiliar with your dental health history. Implants and the surrounding tissue must be cleaned properly. There may be additional visits to monitor your dental implants, but your doctor will typically combine these appointments with routine dental health visits, for your convenience.
Home Care for Dental Implants
Your implants require you to brush your teeth a minimum of twice daily and floss once per day. Your periodontist may have given you an anti-microbial rinse to prevent or soothe inflammation. If so, use as directed.
For the finest quality care for your dental implants in Leesburg, VA, call Dr. Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche. Schedule a consultation with our Board Certified periodontist and let us help you protect your investment in your smile.